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#11394 closed bug (invalid)

Opened February 26, 2012 03:43PM UTC

Closed March 03, 2012 08:03PM UTC

Last modified March 03, 2012 08:41PM UTC

Long delay with multiple selector (including id selector) in Internet Explorer 6

Reported by: arnoschaefer Owned by:
Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: unfiled Version: 1.7.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

I will try to post a new bug report, since my old one (#11313) was automatically closed because the system (not a person) thought I had not provided enough information - I disagree.

Next try:

Between a and b there is a delay of over one minute in Internet Explorer 6. Between b and c there is no delay.

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Changed February 27, 2012 04:19PM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

Attributes with special characters must be quoted, per the documentation. There is no need for the ^= (begins with) operator either, since your selector is an exact match.

Changed March 03, 2012 07:20PM UTC by mikesherov comment:2

this selector is malformed:


You're missing a second closing bracket, in addition to the other comments @dmethvin mentioned.

Changed March 03, 2012 08:03PM UTC by dmethvin comment:3

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

Changed March 03, 2012 08:37PM UTC by arnoschaefer comment:4

I am sorry, I don't quite understand.

I am trying to match an input element whose name attribute starts with "form[ust". In order to be able to use a [ in the selector, I quote it with a double backslash, so this is my selector:


Is this incorrect? What would be the correct selector for

-> name starts with "form[ust"


In any case, it appears that the IE6 problem in fact has something to do with a missing closing bracket, as this selector does not exhibit the same problem:


Changed March 03, 2012 08:41PM UTC by dmethvin comment:5

This seems to work fine for me,

Please ask questions on a forum or IRC channel rather than filing bug reports. The concern I have with answering questions on the bug tracker is that it will only encourage others to abuse the bug tracker as a support forum.